ERIC Number: ED460091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Impact: Eisenhower Professional Development Evaluation Publication, August-October 2000.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This publication shares highlights from the Eisenhower Professional Development Evaluation Conference, also introducing the upcoming Improving America's Schools (IAS) Conferences. The Eisenhower conference focused on improving content knowledge and instructional practice through effective professional development. The IAS conference will examine former President Clinton's executive order on improving low-performing schools. The first article describes how the Wyoming Department of Education polled teachers, administrators, and support staff to determine their feelings about staff development opportunities. Lack of time and funding and unmanageable workloads were the main obstacles to respondents statewide. Most districts used traditional staff development models with little systematic follow-up. Wyoming established a professional development strategic design team for creating a clearer focus of professional development statewide and building strategic partnerships. The second article describes performance indicators and how they can help improve Eisenhower programs. Performance indicators are measures that program staff can use to assess the extent to which they have met their objectives. They are intended to help staff plan, manage, monitor, and improve their program. The third article describes how New Hampshire built a corps of well-trained teachers via the Preservice Education Review Project. This project involved developing proficiency standards for teacher education in mathematics and science. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Strategic Planning, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire; Wyoming